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Interlake Mental Health Workers Avert Strike

May 8, 2014 9:09 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

CUPEMental health workers in Selkirk have averted a strike for the time being.

Members of CUPE Local 2348 and staff with the Canadian Mental Health Association have pushed back their strike deadline, pending further talks scheduled for next week. A deadline had previously been set for 8:30 a.m. this morning.

“It is our hope that the employer will return to the bargaining table with an offer that our members can agree to,” said CUPE national representative Sheree Capar. “At the end of the day, our priority is to reach a fair agreement, and this is a positive step towards that goal.”

Interlake region members held a strike vote on April 7, with 100% in favour of striking. Meetings with a conciliation officer were held on April 28 and May 6.